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Everyone Has Imagination: Interview with Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison (Part 3)

4 Comments 12 November 2014

Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison doesn't want poets to make a living writing poetry. Find out why in Maureen Doallas's final interview segment.

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Let Go of What You Mean to Say: Interview with Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison (Part 2)

6 Comments 05 November 2014

"Most adults have suffered from 'imaginal abuse,'" says Joseph Hutchison. Read more on poetic imagination in Part 2 of Maureen Doallas's interview with the Colorado poet laureate.

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Poetry Classroom: Four Sarabandes—Yo-Yo Ma

1 Comment 30 September 2013

Come discuss the Yo-Yo Ma section of "Four Sarabandes," in today's poetry classroom.

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Poetry Classroom: April Poem

13 Comments 13 May 2013

Welcome to this month’s poetry classroom. Today we're discussing 'April Poem' with poet Daniel Bowman.

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Poetry Hair

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Poetry Classroom: The Wait

11 Comments 06 May 2013

Welcome to this month's poetry classroom with poet Daniel Bowman. Today we're discussing plum-haired November.

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Poetry Classroom: Walking Through the Dream

21 Comments 29 April 2013

Welcome to this month's poetry classroom with Daniel Bowman. Today we're discussing walking through the dream of a stranger.

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Poetry Night Sky by Dicktay2000

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Poetry Classroom: The Night Sky

17 Comments 22 April 2013

Welcome to this month’s poetry classroom, with Paula J. Lambert. Today we're talking about the night sky as a time machine.

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Poetry Classroom: Only So Much a Poem

19 Comments 15 April 2013

Welcome to this month’s poetry classroom, with Paula J. Lambert. Today's discussion: "There's only so much a poem can hold."

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Poetry Strawberry Leaf

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Poetry Classroom: The Burden of Too Much Meaning

20 Comments 01 April 2013

Welcome to this month’s poetry classroom, with poet Paula J. Lambert, author of The Sudden Seduction of Gravity. We invite you to respond to the poems we’ll share here—their forms, images, sounds, meanings, surprises—ask questions of Paula and each other, and write your own poems along the way. The Burden of Too Much Meaning for […]

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Poetry Classroom Goldfish Pond

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Poetry Classroom: The Goldfish Pond

23 Comments 11 March 2013

Welcome to this month’s poetry classroom, with poet Tania Runyan. Up today, the innocence and wisdom of the goldfish pond.

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Poetry Classroom: A Valediction—Forbidding Mourning

14 Comments 27 February 2013

Not exactly what one expects in classical love poetry, to be sure. But hold your horses for this one, because I think this is the greatest love poem ever written.

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Poetry Classroom: Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare (1609)

22 Comments 04 February 2013

In this month's poetry classroom, author and literature professor Karen Swallow Prior will be treating us to a discussion of classic love poetry—beginning with Shakespeare.

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Plum Blossom by John Morgan

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Poetry Classroom: Sour Plums

21 Comments 30 January 2013

In this final week of Poetry Classroom with Anne M. Doe Overstreet, we invite you to consider signing up for Anne's 2013 Poetry Workshop.

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Teaching Poetry to Children: There Are So Many Blues

11 Comments 30 January 2013

“Oh, my kids aren’t poetic at all,” she said. “Prepare yourself for a big flop.” Ann Kroeker takes on the challenge of teaching poetry to children.

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